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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Bishop Hurley Announces:

Welcome Scholarships for Catholic School Students

The Welcome Scholarship fund is a new program open to any student not previously enrolled in a Catholic school of  the Saginaw Diocese, regardless of religious affiliation or household income. The scholarship is being funded by a generous $100,000 contribution from the Saginaw-based Wolohan Family Foundation , with a match by the Diocese.

The Diocese will offer $1,000 scholarships for high school students; $750 for grades 1-8; and $500 for kindergarten, and has pledged to provide additional funds to ensure every request is met. For more information on this and other financial support for current Catholic school students, contact the Office of Catholic Schools at 989-797-6651.

Those interested in applying for a new student scholarship may visit the Welcome Scholarship page of the diocesan website. There are 13 Catholic schools in the 11 county Diocese, which this year are educating nearly 2,100 students.


If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, sometimes sharing your grief with others who have walked in the same footsteps can ease the pain.

Grief Recovery meets once a week for six weeks.

The next program will begin Monday Nov. 12 @3:45 pm. Please call the parish office to register.

Can You Help?

To the Members of Ave Maria Parish,

Project Blessing of Lexington is experiencing a larger than normal demand for assistance this winter, and therefore is running short of many items necessary to help our neighbors in need.

Besides the food items, we provide personal hygiene products.

We need your help in receiving donations of the following products:

  • Bath/bar soap,
  • Shampoo, any brand,
  • Razors, disposable Type,
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes, child/adult sizes
  • Dish soap, liquid, any size
  • Laundry soap, liquid any size,
  • Deodorant, men’s and women’s,
  • Kleenex, any size,
  • Paper Towels &Toilet Paper,

We greatly appreciate your continuous efforts to support Project Blessing. Non perishable food items are also always in need. 

Ave Maria Men's Group: Meeting on Tuesday's

When: Every Thursday morning beginning at 7:45 am to pray with the up coming Readings for Sunday.  

Where: St. Mary's Center.

All men of the parish are welcome to attend.  Any new comers are always appreciated. 

Coffee and Donuts with all the fixings will take place on the second Sunday of the month at St. Mary’s Center following the 8:30 AM Mass.

Coffee, Tea, Milk, Juice, donuts, homemade breakfast Breads and more! 

Regular Parish Events: 



Adoration Sunday

Every third Sunday of the Month, at St. Mary's Church from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

"Come and spend an hour with Me!."

Or Join the Sisters for an hour of Adoration at St. Joseph's Chapel

Daily at 5:00 pm.  

(810) 622-9904 x 3

Monday Night at the Movies:

Every Monday there will be a Holy Hour of Adoration at St. Mary's Church followed by dinner and companionship.  In the spring, an inspirational movie will be shown. Holy Hour begins at 5:00 pm.  If you cannot be there for the entire hour, come when you can!  All are Welcome!

This is a great family event and will help to introduce you to other parish members or an opportunity to introduce others to our Church.  Bring your family and your friends.  Potluck main dish is provided by the Sisters. 

Praying With Scripture


Perhaps this is the year you would like to join us on Thursday to spend some time in prayer reflecting on Scripture. It’s hard to believe that this begins our 8th year. This gathering of men and women from all parts of Ave Maria Parish meet in parishioners’ homes and pray with the Scripture readings for the coming Sunday. We find it enriches our experience of the Liturgy of the Word at Mass on Sunday and offers a rich experience of being “A House Church,” much like those of the early Christians.

Please consider joining us. We are always delighted to see new faces.

When: Thursday at 2:00 pm 

Where: Please call for this week’s location….You’ll receive a schedule at the first meeting you attend if you decide to continue.

For more information or directions, please call 810-622-0671

Hope you can join us for an enriching evening with the Word of the Lord!

All are Welcome!